Knoxville’s First Mid-Century Male Nursing Students Enrolled, 1958

[The newspaper articles below failed to recognize John Brockman, graduate of Lincoln Memorial School of Nursing in 1913.] Two Men Join Girls in Nurses’ Training Presbyterian Hospital’s new nurses’ training class has two men in it, the first time men … Continue reading

Fort Sanders Hospital’s Centennial Celebration in 2019

The hospital’s centennial celebration posting on-line (click here) contains many photographs. The information includes an undated photo of a nursing class and the following text: December, 1919 The Fort Sanders School of Nursing is established. Twelve young women formed the … Continue reading

Knoxville Hospitals 80-Year Retrospective in 1961

Hospital Was Luxury in ’80’s – First Had few Beds by Henry Evans Only a year or so before the first copies of the Knoxville News Sentinel were inked and sold, Knoxvillians had discovered a new luxury – the hospital. … Continue reading

Fort Sanders 20 Years Old (1940)

Hospital Launched Feb. 22, 1920; Party Is Held A little more than 20 years ago, two doctors were busy at old Lincoln Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Kyle Copenhaver had a non-infectious patient.  The late Dr. L. L. Sheddan had an infectious … Continue reading

Knoxville Couple Invents Medical Stapler in 1940

Next Thing to Zipper Young Couple Here Invents ‘Stapler’ for Speedy Clipping of Incisions Lynn Humphreys and Pretty Wife Hope To Make Fortune from Idea by Ed Mitchell, News-Sentinel Staff Writer If you’ve got an operation you haven’t finished showing … Continue reading

Blood Transfusion Costs in 1950

Blood Transfusion Costs Cut; 2 Hospitals Ask 2 Pints for 1 Knoxville News-Sentinel, September 13, 1950 [page not indicated on clipping] Service charges and other costs for blood transfusions have been reduced in some Knoxville hospitals, but two hospitals are … Continue reading

Two Hospitals Raise Room Rates (1953)

Two Hospitals Here Raise Room Rates Knoxville Journal, April 8, 1953 [page not indicated on clipping] Rates on rooms at two of Knoxville’s four hospitals have been raised, officials said yesterday. St. Mary’s Hospital officials announced that the basic room … Continue reading

Hospitals Increase Nurses’ Pay and Raise Rates (1966)

4 Knox Hospitals To Hike Room Rates Nurses’ Pay To Be Raised Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 23, 1966 [page not indicated on clipping] All four of Knoxville’s major hospitals will again raise their room rates effective Sept. 1, the third rate … Continue reading

Knoxville Hospitals’ Desegregation Status About 1963

The following image is a page from a publication that was found on-line.  Click here to view the image in its original PDF format. Click the image below to view a larger version. … Continue reading